[ 3 syll. e-mi-lia, em-il-ia ] The baby girl name Emilia is pronounced eh-MIYL-Yaa (Italian, Polish, Spanish) †. Emilia has its origins in the Latin language. It is used largely in English, Hungarian, Italian, Finnish, German, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish. It is derived from the word aemulus which is of the meaning 'imitating, rivaling'. An old form of the name is Aemilia (Latin). The name was first used by English speakers in the medieval period. It has appeared in Shakespeare's works as the name of Iago's wife in Othello (1603) and Hermione's maid in The Winter's Tale (1611).
In addition, Emilia is an English, Hungarian, and Italian form of the English, German, Dutch, Italian, Latin, and Spanish Amelia.
Emilia is also a Finnish, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish form of the English Emily.
Emilia is the feminine equivalent of the Italian and Spanish Emiliano.
Emilia has 14 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of Emilia include Amilia, Emelia, Emila, Emilea, Emileah, Emilya, Emilyah, Emmi (used in Finnish as well), Emmilia, and Melia. Other English variants include the contracted forms Em and Mila (used in African, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slavic, Spanish, and Swahili as well). Forms used in foreign languages include Emiliana (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) and Emilka (Polish).
Emilia is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1980s. At the recent peak of its usage in 2018, 0.218% of baby girls were named Emilia. It had a ranking of #58 then. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Emilia, Amelia was the most popular. The name was thrice as popular as Emilia in that year.
Baby names that sound like Emilia include Emalee, Emali, Emaly, Emanuelle, Emele, Emelee, Emeli, Emelie, Emellie, Emelly, Emely, Emilee, Emilei, Emiley, Emili, Emilie, Emillie, Emilly, Emilou, and Emily.
† Pronunciation for Emilia: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"